Progress of Egyptology.
lie had been invited to take part as a member in tlie Cambridge Anthro-
pological expedition to Torres Straits. It was his work there, under
Prof. Haddon, which turned his energies into a new current, and gave him
at once a training in anthropology and a wide interest in all the subjects
which are embraced under that science. The results of his investigations
are at present being published with those of the other members of the
On leaving Prof. Petrie's camp in 1900, Mr. Wilkin, in company with
the writer of this notice, made an expedition through some of the mountain
districts of Algeria, with the object of acquiring information as to early
connections with Egypt. Here his rare abilities as a traveller had fall
scope, and he has described the incidents and impressions of the journey
in "Among the Berbers of Algeria," a volume which equally attests the
literary ability and the artistic tastes of its author. The scientific results
of the expedition were published in a joint volume, of which no one knows so
well as the present writer how much that is of value in it was due to Mr.
Wilkin's keen observation and resourceful energy.
In the late winter of 1900 he again came to Egypt, this time to share
in the work of excavating the site of El-Amrah on behalf of the Egypt
Exploration Fund. He undertook the entire department of illustrating,
for which his exceptional skill with the camera particularly qualified
him; and he personally superintended about half the field work. The
season's excavations, which will shortly be published, had been success-
fully completed, when in company with two friends he made a visit to the
oasis of El Khargeh. It was either here or on his return to Cairo that he
contracted dysentery, which developed so suddenly and became so acute
that the efforts of the most experienced physicians were unable to save
him, and he died in the nursing home at Cairo in the third week in May.
His death is a real loss to science, and will be felt most deeply by the
constantly-increasing circle of friends which his gifts and the charm of his
personality had won for him both in Egypt and in England.
The death of Mr. Joseph J. Tylor at Cap d'Ail on Good Friday of the
present year, has removed one of the best supports of Egyptology in this
country. Mr. Tylor came of an old family of Friends which has already
given two well-known names to the annals of scientific research. In the
course of his experiments and work as a hydraulic engineer in Mexico
and elsewhere, the seeds of that disease were planted which brought
his life too early to a close. Compelled to retire from the exercise